I’ve loved Dr. Seuss since I was little, and if you haven’t read his first children’s book, I recommend it. …Mulberry Street is a story about seeing the world transformed, viewed through the magical lens of a child’s eyes. So, that’s where my title came from, but my inspiration is the color! Recently I traveled to Chicago to recharge and reinvigorate at a meeting of some major resale store owners from across the country. We meet twice a year and I always come back refreshed and rarin’ to go! But, I digress…
Across the intersection from our hotel was a huge “fashion outlet” mall. My sister, mother and I wandered over on our last afternoon to see who was represented. Turned
out, it was most of the biggest names in the fashion business: Prada, Burberry, Tory Burch, All Saints, Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Theory and so many more I can’t even recall. If there’s one good thing about wandering in a giant mall, (not my favorite pastime, I’ll admit) it’s that it makes trends really stand out. In the same way as Bill Cunningham spots trends on the streets of Manhattan, wandering from store to store made me start to see a particular color repeated in handbags, clothing and shoes: Mulberry!
Mulberry is a particularly scrumptious color, being in the red range of purples, it’s warmer than some, and really rich. Part warm color, part cool – not as much black as a wine-purple, not as much red as magenta and not as much blue as a grape-purple. As with many blues and purples, it’s an easy color for most women to wear and it’s a great mixer color for fall. You can wear it with brown, black and grey successfully; or for more contrast, toss it with lime green, mustard yellow, teal or fuchsia! Deep forest green tames it, while orange plays the perfect foil.
Fall is the perfect season to add this versatile color into your existing wardrobe, we can show you how! Stop in today and let our stylists help you mix it into your existing wardrobe, or create an entire outfit. Berry nice!